Senators claimed it was about Mumia Abu-Jamal, but the GOP has a shameful, decades-long record of blocking Civil Rights Division nominees
Calling the fight a civil rights issue was just wrong.
What Obama's New Task Force Should Do to Fight College Rape
January 23, 2014
Experts suggest the administration's way forward on campus sexual assault.
Why Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s New Miniseries About Civil Rights Matters More Than Ever
October 14, 2013
There was a Dickensian mood at the National Press Club when, on a stormy Wednesday last week, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The 1963 March on Washington featured just one prominent white speaker.
How Mitch McConnell Enabled Barack Obama
May 15, 2013
Being an obstructionist wasn't why he came to Washington.
No, a Sweeping Gay Marriage Ruling Won't Trigger a Backlash
March 26, 2013
Liberals fret that there'd be a backlash if the Supreme Court established a right to same-sex marriage. Here's why they shouldn't worry too much.